Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Title: #Nerd
Series: Hashtag #1
Author: Cambria Herbert
Rating: 

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together...

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn't even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo's relationship.

But that's about to change.

It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.

Quickly, it turns into more. But when you're a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.

Stick to your circle.

And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.

    

4.5 Stars! Only my second book by Cambria Hebert, #Nerd has me wondering what in
the heck is delaying me from reading every word I can get my hands on from this
author.

Summary:
Rimmel Hudson likes being invisible. She's a tried and true #nerd, and proud of it.
Rimmel is content to remain studious, keep her full ride scholarship, and spend as much
time as possible with her beloved animals. That's why it's surprising one of those goals is
what gets her caught up in a situation she never dreamed herself to be in, and has her
starring as talk of the university. When the dean of her university tasks her with tutoring
a star male athlete, her first thought is to decline, vehemently. Unfortunately, they are
making it a requirement of her generous scholarship, so it's not easily dodged. Honestly,
it wouldn't be all bad if the student was anyone other than the Wolves' star quarterback.
Roman "Romeo" Anderson is well-known and comes by his "player" status, naturally.
Being the campus football God, from a wealthy and successful family, and incredibly
goodlooking, he leads a charmed life. Sadly, his charm and charisma does nothing for
his grades, and in order to stay on the team, he must accept a tutor. Taking one for the
team, so to speak, is just something he has to do to reach his ultimate goal of the NFL.
Unexpectedly for both Romeo and Rimmel, the stirrings of attraction are mutual and
quite strong. It's impossible for Rimmel to fade into the background with Romeo, and
she can't easily believe a guy who could have anyone, would be interested in her. At
least, not for very long. Romeo is dumbfounded to find that awkward and shy Rimmel
even appeals to him, and the fallout of him dating a #nerd would cause chaos among the
social circles. But maybe two people from opposing world's are far better together than
anyone imagined. As the couple grow closer and ride out the campus media storm and
gossip mill, it seems it could work, providing a relationship neither expected to want.
But Rimmel has a heartbreaking past that makes her wary and afraid, holding her back,
and Romeo's rushing of an exclusive frat could prove to be his downfall. The rule is
these two worlds should run parallel, never intersecting. Until now. And fireworks are a
given.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I know Ms. Herbert's work consists of romantic
suspense themes, so I was curious to see how she made out in the New Adult genre. She
blew it away. Rimmel (fantastic name!) was a sweet heroine with an unknown sassy
undercurrent. She may have been shy, but she had a bit of fire within. My heart broke

for how lonely she was, and finding out her story was a major draw in reading this book.
You just can't help but want to get to know her and be her friend. I was cheering for her
throughout the whole book. I'll be honest and say that I didn't like Romeo all that much
at the beginning. His attitude and arrogance was a bit of a turn off because he expected
to get everything he wanted. Eventually, he won me over with his alpha possessive kick
because it was a surprise to him, too. I liked that he was confused by these new and
foreign emotions. It endeared me to him. I'm still on the fence about Ivy and Missy, but
I really hope I can like them. Braeden was awesome! I loved him, and definitely want
more, so I'm excited Cambria has slotted his book to possibly be #4. PLEASE DO
THAT!! I found a few editing errors, but in no way was it distracting from the story. The
storyline, while done before in some capacity, still held my attention in a way I didn't
want to stop reading, and can't wait to read more. The buzz alerts were awesome! They
added comedy and fueled the gossipy, cliquish nature of the story, but not hatefully so. I
really loved Romeo and Rimmel, and I'm looking forward to their continuation since
one particular part of the story felt unfinished. My only worry is that they are supposed
to have two more books, and it makes me nervous as to what is supposed to happen in
the third book (book two's plot seems obvious and necessary). I'm a girl who likes her
HEA's, so I don't want anything to stand in the way of that. Lol. I also, don't want
Rimmel and Romeo to be overdone. I cannot wait for #Hater to release, though, and I'm
only sad the release date is so far out. Wonderful job Cambria! <3
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